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Rising Sun Mystery Bridge

Photo 

1908 Postcard view

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BH Photo #487783

Map 

Description 

This bridge would have likely spanned Arnold Creek, as the other streams in the vicinity were much smaller (Except for the mighty Ohio River). State Road 56 seems like the logical candidate, although it could have possibly been on State Road 262 as well.

The builder is a mystery to me, with the closest plaque resemblance being to some spans built in Pennsylvania by the Pittsburgh Bridge Company and/or Nelson & Buchanan.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Arnold Creek on Road
Location
Ohio County, Indiana
Status
No longer exists
History
Built ca. 1890
Design
8-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.91949, -84.88030   (decimal degrees)
38°55'10" N, 84°52'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/683764/4309978 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91724 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,672)
Built during 1890s (3,007)
Indiana (4,947)
Lost (25,306)
Ohio County, Indiana (7)
Pratt through truss (5,464)
Pratt truss (9,405)
Through truss (15,286)
Truss (33,149)

Update Log 

  • December 28, 2020: New photo from Tony Dillon

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